WCA World Championship 2013

Recent News:
15-Oct - Website is live.
1-Nov - Registration is open.
28-Jun - Prizes listed.
4-Jul - Heat schedule posted.
21-Jul - Check out Cubecast and here!
4-Aug - See the mosaic competition gallery!

July 26-28, 2013

Riviera Hotel & Casino
2901 Las Vegas Blvd., South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations. If you are new to competing, you may want to look at CubingUSA's Competitor Tutorial.

Can I still register?
Please see the Registration page. Yes, you can register at the competition.

About the Competition:
The World Rubik's Cube Championship was first held on June 5, 1982 in Budapest, Hungary, the birthplace of the Rubik's Cube.  The competition only had one event, which was one round of 3x3x3 speed solve in a best-of-3 format.  The winner was Minh Thai from the United States, with a single best time of 22.95 seconds.  It would be 21 years until the next World Championship was held in Toronto, Canada at the Ontario Science Center.

In an effort to make competitive cubing a more regular occurance with higher frequency than its previous 21 year cadence, Tyson Mao of the United States and Ron van Bruchem of The Netherlands formed the World Cube Association.  The first WCA event was held in 2004, and since then, the World Championship have been held every other year.

The World Rubik's Cube Championship is the premier competitive Rubik's Cube solving event in the world and features the top Rubik's Cube solvers around the world.  This year, our organizational team is proud to bring the 2013 event to Las Vegas, Nevada at the Riviera Hotel and Casino.

The competition is open to all competitors of all nationalities. No experience in WCA competitions is necessary, but competitors must familiar with the regulations.  The competition is open to all competitors regardless of experience and skill with the Rubik's Cube, but certain event-based time limits will be in place as explained on the events tab.  No registration is required for spectators.  Media personnel should contact the organizational staff regarding media opportunities.

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Past World Champions

Year Name Winning Average Location Venue
2013 Feliks Zemdegs 8.18 seconds Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Riviera Hotel & Casino
2011 Michał Pleskowicz 8.65 seconds Bangkok, Thailand Baiyoke Sky hotel
2009 Breandan Vallance 10.74 seconds Düsseldorf, Germany Burg-Wächter Castello
2007 Yu Nakajima (中島悠) 12.46 seconds Budapest, Hungary Novotel Budapest Congress
2005 Jean Pons 15.10 seconds Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA Disney Pop Century Resort
2003 Dan Knights 20.00 seconds Toronto, Ontario, Canada Ontario Science Center
1982 Minh Thai 22.95 seconds Budapest, Hungary Vigado Concert Hall


The organization of the 2013 World Championship is an entirely volunteer run effort. Contributions to make the event possible are welcome. If you would like to pledge an amount as a cash prize for a specific event, please make a note in the comments (an option upon reviewing the payment).